2017 FBS Coaching Carousel: Dec. 6 Update

With just the Army-Navy game this weekend, the FBS Coaching Carousel for 2017-18 is spinning out of control. More jobs have been filled, but that also means that more jobs are coming open as big-time programs put a premium on sitting head coaches. So, let’s get you up to date with hiring news and analysis for head-coaching moves as of Dec. 6. Hirings Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher resigned from Florida…

December 7, 2017
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2017 FBS Coaching Carousel: Nov. 30 update

Welp, here we go. Chip Kelly is a UCLA Bruin, Dan Mullen is a Florida Gator and there is so much more. In fact, 14 FBS jobs have turned over so far. The first real dominoes in the 2017-18 FBS Coaching Carousel fell on Thanksgiving weekend. I’m here to break down and analyze all of the moves and the remaining openings since our last update on Nov. 30 (updated as…

December 1, 2017
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FBS Coaching Carousel: Nov. 20 Update

The FBS Coaching Carousel is one week away from spinning full tilt, as the Thanksgiving Weekend represents the end of the regular season for most conferences. It’s time to update you on the openings that exist as of Nov. 20. We’ll start with the ones that have come open since our last update the Week of Oct. 30. UCLA: The Bruins fired Jim Mora Jr. on Sunday, after UCLA lost…

November 22, 2017
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Louisiana pulls away from NM State late for 47-34 win

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns 47, New Mexico State Aggies 34 LAFAYETTE, La. — Three late interceptions helped the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns finally pull away from a stubborn New Mexico State Aggies squad Saturday in a 47-34 win. The Cajuns had led 28-10 in the second quarter before the Aggies slowly chipped away at the lead to tie the game at 34-all early in the fourth quarter. By then, the…

November 21, 2017
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Hot Seat Coaches: Nov. 6 update

This is our third Hot Seat Coaches edition for the 2017 season. In the College Football America 2017 Yearbook I highlighted our Hot Seat Coaches for this year. Now, no one likes to see a coach get fired (well, maybe some of you do). But there are realities to college football. Head coach is a performance-based job and if your team doesn’t perform, well, that can sometimes lead to a…

November 6, 2017
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South Alabama’s Waitman wins Ray Guy weekly honor

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Augusta Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award are proud to announce Corliss Waitman of the University of South Alabama as the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week for Week 9 games. Waitman, a junior communications major, punted 5 times during last Thursday’s game against Georgia State for 232 yards. His gross and net averages for the game were 46.4 yards, placing him in the top 15 of the…

October 31, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 9

The Road Report is College Football America/RoadTripSports.com Publisher Kendall Webb’s weekly review of the college football landscape – from the major colleges of the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision to the small colleges of the NCAA’s Division II and III along with the NAIA and the junior colleges of the NJCAA and CCCAA. THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL AMERICA SPOTLIGHT Penn State absolutely rolled Michigan last Saturday night 42-13, and if there’s a…

October 26, 2017
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FBS Hot Coaching Names: Oct. 25 Update

In the Hot Coaching Names portion of our College Football America 2017 Yearbook I pointed out coaches, both head coach and assistant, that may have a shot at a head coaching job somewhere else in 2018. For instance, Lincoln Riley was on our list at press time before Bob Stoops went and retired at Oklahoma. So things can change quickly for some of the coaches we have listed here. Below…

October 25, 2017
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Troy crushes Georgia State 34-10

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Troy Trojans 34, Georgia State Panthers 10 ATLANTA — The Georgia State Panthers finally got to play another game in their new Georgia State Stadium, but it was the visiting Troy Trojans who looked right at home in a 34-10 rout. The Panthers converted the Atlanta Braves’ old Turner Field into a college football stadium during the off-season, and the unique facility made its debut on Thursday, Aug. 31,…

October 25, 2017
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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 7

Seven Teams Reach Six Victories, Clinch Bowl Eligibility All seven teams that had a chance to reach the six-win mark last weekend came through with flying colors. Clemson (Atlantic Coast Conference), Penn State (Big Ten), San Diego State (Mountain West), Washington and Washington State (Pac-12) and Alabama and Georgia (Southeastern) all rolled to wins to become the first teams to reach bowl eligibility this season. There are now 71 more…

October 12, 2017
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